Why Does God Test Us?

Every test by God is an invitation to transition from one narrative to another, from control to love, from orphan to son or daughter, from bondage to freedom, from fractured thinking to wholeness, from our perspective to His, from our best thoughts about who He is, to the truth about who He is, from our story, to the whole story; the one He is telling.

I’m Not A Sinner

        This is an excerpt taken from, Prone To Love There were two trees in the garden of Eden. Well, there were probably thousands of trees in the garden, but there were two particular trees God went out of His way to acknowledge. First, the...

A Simple Theology

I believe God is always saying one thing: “I love you.” And He always follows up with a question, “do you believe me?” What would our lives look like if we could answer this one question that God is always asking?

You Don’t Have to Be a Sinner

“Mercy by itself isn’t enough. Jesus didn’t just come to set us free from sin; He came to empower us into righteousness.”

The Father Never Turned His Back

The Father never turned His back, He never left, or forsook Jesus, He never abandoned, not even for a moment. His love was just as good as it’s always been.

Offense is a Prison

The key to freedom isn’t about not being offended, it’s about keeping no record.

From Sinner to Saint: Prone To Love…

Jesus never once was “prone to wander” or “prone to leave the God He loved.” He came to earth to settle that exact issue once and for all. He came to set us free that we too might see, encounter, and become love; that we might be transformed from prone to wander to prone to love Him!

Five Signs You May Be Serving An Angry God

Discovering our Fathers pleasure is the most empowering thing a Christian will ever do. The opposite is true, believing Father God is angry or displeased will lead to an insecure and survivalist faith walk. Here are five signs you may be serving an angry or “displeased” God.

The Devastation of Control

Control, it masquerades in the religious rhetoric of holiness; its wars are holy, its politics, its inquisitions, its crusades, its genocide, its prejudice, discrimination, racism, sexism, its abuse – all painted with the brush of fanatic righteousness.

Seven Reasons Why I Don’t Belong to a Political Party

In this highly charged political season of us and them, we must not find our belonging in a political party or persona. Otherwise, we become lost.

Dream Like An Old Man: Part Four, Heaven On Earth

A true dream, one that is birthed in the heart of “old men dreamers,” carries with it authority and power. Only a person who has experienced the death of vision, who has nailed vision to the cross, has access to the power of resurrection. When he dreams again, he dreams the dreams of heaven. And a dream that’s birthed in heaven has power to transform earth, it can change a family, a neighborhood, a city, a nation, it grows exponentially and has eternal significance.

Sovereignty and the Old Testament: chapter six, THE ZEBRA

Long ago, I made Jesus, sovereign love, my hermeneutic, my “methodology of interpretation,” (6) the lens through which my entire theology is defined.

2019 NEWSLETTER

I’ve often described how leading A Family Story these past years has felt much like exploring the best route up a mountain while people are following you.

It’s been an exhilarating adventure filled with joy, breakthrough, and revelation. It’s also had its share of wrong turns and backtracking.

It can be a challenge to cast vision while backtracking. But there has been nothing more transformational than the goodness of God we’ve discovered through pioneering!

Unraveling The Universe

When it came to a particular chapter in Prone To Love, one of my pastor friends raised an alarm regarding my thoughts about the sovereignty of God. I had written an entire chapter under the title, “God Is Not In Control” and that thought bothered him. He felt it was an incredibly flawed idea. He was also concerned it would cause distress and confusion in my reader. He suggested that promoting the idea that God is not in control would be the equivalent of “pulling the string that unravels the universe.”

The Oscillating God?

And when the valley of the shadow of death is upon us, that’s when we must know to our core that our Fathers nature doesn’t change. God isn’t fickle. He hasn’t gotten tired of us or changed His mind about us. He hasn’t turned His heart from us; He’s not judging us or condemning us. He is still the same always-good Love He has always been.

All God’s Stories Have Good Endings

David experienced the valley but the valley was never God’s heart for him. Jesus went to a cross. But the cross was never His focus. Death is never the focus with God, He is always and only about resurrection. Jesus said He came to give us life and life more abundantly (John 10:10). Jesus—the Father revealed—was focused on the joy of resurrection life.

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Love Trumps

Jesus didn’t come to set us straight on how much we needed Him. That was abundantly clear from the moment Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. He came to give us access to love—receiving and giving, beholding and becoming.

Bible Words

Repentance: is not about religious penance. In the Greek it suggests a radical mind shift; it is to realize God’s amazing thoughts towards us!

What is Hell?

We are free to reject Him all we want but we can’t stop Him from loving and pursuing us.

How the 1980s, R.E.M., Siri, and the Pursuit of Transforming Knowledge all Fit Together

“It’s the end of the world as we know it,” The fella singing was earnest and angsty. The song was hopeful, punchy, and sincere. I loved it. I wanted to listen to it over and again. But I had no idea who it was. These were the wonder years of my musically formative youth. These were the 80’s.

THE REWARD

This message is an invitation to join the apostle Peter on the other side of the cross. To live in the confidence of the reward Jesus purchased for us.  

People I Don’t Like…

Suddenly, it was all I could do to wait for the first opportunity to make a beeline for the fella to share the great admiration, value, and joy our Father had in him.

Don’t Forget About the Ocean

Suddenly my Father spoke to my heart and said, “Jason, the promises I have for you are the size of the ocean. Don’t get distracted by bathtubs.”

How to Do Devotions

We are free to reject Him all we want but we can’t stop Him from loving and pursuing us.

When the Veil Gets Lifted

              Let me tell you how it is between my wife and me. We could be driving down the road or sitting on the couch watching Super Store when suddenly I am gripped with a revelation of how amazing Karen is. I will remember how...

2019 NEWSLETTER

I’ve often described how leading A Family Story these past years has felt much like exploring the best route up a mountain while people are following you.

It’s been an exhilarating adventure filled with joy, breakthrough, and revelation. It’s also had its share of wrong turns and backtracking.

It can be a challenge to cast vision while backtracking. But there has been nothing more transformational than the goodness of God we’ve discovered through pioneering!

A Religious Ass

A Religious Ass

When I go to sleep I’m His favorite! When I wake up I’m still His favorite! Whether I behave well or fail miserably I’m still His favorite! This union, oh this union is the game changer! Christ in me and me in Him!
The Gardner

The Gardner

Thank you, Father, for planting only good seed. Help us to tend the field in which you have placed us with your same wisdom and patience.

Faith

confidence or trust:
What is Hell?

What is Hell?

We are free to reject Him all we want but we can’t stop Him from loving and pursuing us.
People I Don’t Like…

People I Don’t Like…

Suddenly, it was all I could do to wait for the first opportunity to make a beeline for the fella to share the great admiration, value, and joy our Father had in him.

“Sometimes a story is written that changes everything. This book is an irresistible journey into transforming love. These are new and powerful thoughts from a modern day revivalist. Once they take hold they wont let go.”

Mark Batterson

Pastor of National Community & Bestselling Author of Circle Maker

Those struggling for identity will appreciate “Prone to Love” as a key to unlock and accept their true hidden self.  Enjoy!”

Rev Paul Johansson

Chancellor & Chairman of Elim Bible Institute and College

Life

being manifested by growth:
God Is Not In Control, You Are…

God Is Not In Control, You Are…

"You know, I could control you, Ethan. I could force, manipulate or straight up shame you into obedience, you're only ten. I can make him behave. But someday my boy, you will be a man and beyond my ability to control. But more importantly son, I don't want to control you, I want you to control yourself. I want you to value freedom as the Holy Spirit does. Do you understand?"
The Skill Saw

The Skill Saw

Here’s the thing, if we believe God is about control, it affects everything. Every experience and encounter is filtered through the insecurity of our relationship with a small God. A control-based perspective of God is evidenced by the subtle anxiety we experience in our heart when the furnace breaks down, to the blatant sense of righteousness when a rapist gets the death penalty.

Art

what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance:
Scott Crowder – Upon Shoulders

Scott Crowder – Upon Shoulders

              Upon Shoulders | Scott Crowder I have known Scott for 25 years. He and his family are giants in the faith. They live with a wide open yes to all Gods goodness. Scott is one of my favorite people in whole world. Scott is...

Lloyd's Corner

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FEATURing MESSAGES BY JASON CLARK AND FRIENDS
THE REWARD

THE REWARD

This message is an invitation to join the apostle Peter on the other side of the cross. To live in the confidence of the reward Jesus purchased for us.  
A FATHER’S BLESSING

A FATHER’S BLESSING

Jason gives a Fathers Day message on hope and legacy. Through a story about his grandmother, Jason reveals how what we decide today about who God is and who we are will empower the generations that follow to grow confident in love and live powerfully free lives.

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